noun 1. a treacherous person, especially one who feigns friendship. 2. a concealed danger. snakehead snake in the grass A treacherous person, as in Ben secretly applied for the same job as his best friend; no one knew he was such a snake in the grass. This metaphor for treachery, alluding to a poisonous snake […]
noun 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. 2. a treacherous person; an insidious enemy. Compare snake in the grass. 3. Building Trades. Also called auger, plumber’s snake. (in plumbing) a device for dislodging obstructions in curved pipes, having a […]
noun 1. a Californian plant, Dichelostemma volubile, of the amaryllis family, having a twining stem and an umbel of rose-red or pink flowers.
noun 1. an elongate, deep-sea fish, Gempylus serpens, inhabiting tropical and temperate seas, having jutting jaws and strong teeth.